Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by RoyReed, Feb 22, 2012.
Not sure that I would want to buy it !
(I'm happy over at Ipernity)
It's about the last thing with any value left at Yahoo! isn't it?
Is went on there yesterday and found its now showing my real name instead of my chosen username.
It's not for me.
Edit: Checking settings, I don't have a first and last name listed, just my screen name.
However, I do notice that in some places for my contacts it will use their screen name and in other places it'll use another name for them. Makes it a total ball-ache to keep track of who people are. That's been happening for months though. If you don't want it to happen to you, just remove your first and last name from settings.
Flickr groups still seem to be the only place that you can have any sort of reasonable conversation about photography without spammers, idiots, flame warriors, bigots and brand obsessives. At least with fewer of them. Maybe that's the result of decreased group visibility.
Comments on Petapixel are particularly dreadful.
If only finding a decent group wasn't quite so difficult. There are a few from back in the day that are still going strong. Approx 90% of groups are moribund though.
I use flickr these days for my screenshot stuff, and there's a pretty decent community of people on there who follow each other. No real group activity, but plenty of comments on each others shots. Which is interesting, because there are a few threads and forums dedicated to screenshotting (and their associated activities like ENB/ReShade/mod creation) but still the loose associations of flickr seem to endure.
I'm not that bothered by it tbh. It's just a curiosity.
Verizon to Own Flickr via $4.8B Yahoo Acquisition
Anyone else finding a shit load of fake accounts trawling your photos on Flickr?
Can't say I have - I see them spamming groups but that's it. I get a lot more spam on Instagram.
Hmm, I'm getting a minimum of 1-2 "favourites" a week from dodgy accounts for the last 2-3 months, very annoying. Most of them are scantily clad ladies who have dodgy urls in the about page.
I've been getting a few favourites recently, but I haven't paid much attention to who they were.
Favourites and Following - haven't clicked on any of the dodgy links yet. I've blocked them all.
Flickr is quite good at removing spam accounts if you report them, though likely not as fast as they get registered.
I'm getting these, in about equal numbers with favorites from real accounts.
Strangest thing recently was a professional photographer I follow on Instagram who appeared to have double tapped a porn clip. Can't believe he'd do that from his 'work' account so I wondered if it was possible to swap a file after uploading, but keep the 'likes'
A week or so ago a mutual alerted me to an account that had taken a bunch of my stuff along with stuff from others I know and reposted it as their own. I contacted them and told them to take it down or I'd file a copyright notice thingy with Yahoo, and I assume a bunch of others did the same, and they deleted their account. I expect it'll pop up again elsewhere.
I came to the decision to delete my Flickr account. Me & censorship don't get on. Fuck Yahoo.
just joined ......as photobucket has buttfucked me ...along with a few million others
Its unfortunate because its just not that great a site, alas I don't think anywhere is these days as most people seem to go to places like Instagram these days. Theres a change in how people use the web.
500pix is supposed to be good but I couldn't deal with the hassle of moving over
I don't know about Flickr's policies so I can't comment on that but I actually don't like the way they display their galleries. The photos have no space around them, they are crammed in together. I like a little whitespace around a photo, it allows me to concentrate on one image at a time.
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